Thursday, August 27, 2009

New handpainted sock yarn

I have added a new sock blank to my stable. This one is called Treadsoft. 100% superwash merino, it has a nice, firm twist. A real bonus is that I have it wound in 4 ounces skeins - each with 490 yards. Enough for a generously sized pair of socks. My camera and my monitor have conspired to gray out the top one - which is a rich burgundy/brown blend. I am tempted to scoop one up and cast on for Damson. Be sure to scroll down one page.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

It's not Fall yet

But I can't resist the Fall colors. From left to right: Merino, Soy and Merino blend, Merino Superwash.
8 ounces of each. All available for sale. Call me! 517-203-4467

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Surface Design and other projects

I just received the Summer 2009 issue of Surface Design - and the focus this month is on knitting! Grab a copy, or browse mine when you are in the shop next. Find out how sculptors are using knitting both for it's structure and for it's metaphoric power. It also address collaborative knit projects, such as the Gas Station cover we helped with a couple of years ago with the International Fiber Collaborative. Have you heard about the Canada based Revolutionary knitting circle? Be sure to google this. Their motto: "Building Community, and speeding forward the revolution, through knitting. I love this.

I have been quiet (at least in the blogosphere), but I've been knitting, and weaving, and spinning, and dyeing. Below are a few "starts".

Eyelet cap from Vogue Knitting Fall 2009, knit in Mericash handpaint from Duchess Yarns.

Shop hop tease - do I see a toe?

Shop hop tease number two - a long, open cardigan designed by Nancy McRay (why that's me!), in hand dyed Monty 3/9's. What do I mean "Shop hop tease"? This is the pattern you will get when you visit my shop during the CAYSC shop hop this coming September 17 to 20. The other tease is the pattern you'll get once you visit two of the four shops - can you imagine what you'll get if you visit all four?